Business and offices all over the Peninsula are reopening after months of mandated closures. Jenny Carroll, Communications Officer for the City of Homer says the City is not quite ready to open City Hall. She says they are putting safeguards in place to make sure the public can safely access City services and meetings.

“Well, we are making a plan where eventually in the next week or two, we'll be open at least upstairs in the main entrance of city hall and then downstairs in the clerks area, that public reception area and in Cowles Chamber,” said Carroll.

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

Alaska State Troopers have charged a Nikolaevsk man with arson for allegedly starting a home on fire Friday. Anchor Point Fire and Emergency  Services and troopers responded to the fire late Friday evening.

Jon Marsh is deputy chief of Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services.

“We were dispatched about 10:45 to what was described as a porch fire at a residence on Nikolaevsk Road,” he said. “When we got there, the porch was on fire and had extended into two of the rooms of the house.”

Photo Courtesy of ANSEP

Women and Alaska Natives are underrepresented in the STEM fields, but two south peninsula girls are breaking barriers before even leaving high school. They are learning about— science, technology, engineering and mathematics —at University of Alaska Anchorage this summer. The girls are participating in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP, five-week Acceleration Academy.